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Alkaline Water And Kidney Disease
As much as you pass: If you drink more than your urine output, you will develop swelling. You will find rationing intake under 2 quarts per day is fair enough. This includes all oral liquids even moisture in food. Do not pay attention to people who tell you to drink much to flush kidneys. This will only cause swelling and possibly heart failure if you at risk for it. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
How can kidney function be improved for someone with polycystic kidney disease? Please suggest something other than improving diet/water/exercise.
Blood pressure : If you have ADPKD then it's generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle but making sure you are treating things that can worsen renal function like high blood pressure. That is probably the most important thing outside of diet (low sodium), exercise, and good hydration. Possibly making sure you don't have high cholesterol could potentially help with renal function. ...Read more
No: Nothing has been proven to slow cyst development. There are drugs undergoing trials; octreotide, Everolimus and tolvaptan all working on different systems that are promising. Adpkd patients are told to drink fluids to decrease the risk of stone formation and utis, the kidneys are very large urine collects in larger areas with slower flow making these complications more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly i also hardly drink water i drink a lot of tea
Kidney disease?: You cannot diagnose kidney disease by bubbles in the urine. Have a urine analysis done. If it is negative, you have nothing to worry about. If you have protein in your urine, you will need to see a physician to get some blood and a 24 hour urine collection to see your GFR and to see how much protein you have in your urine. Your water and tea ingestion have no impact on your urinary bubbles. ...Read more
If I have high slighty high uric acid and water retention and ankle pain could I have kidney disease? The ankle pain started first a few months ago.
Could be gout: There could be many different things contributing here. One possibility is the problems are not related... The both water retention and ankle pain could be from being overweight if that is a concern. Another possibility is that you can have gout , which is when elevated uric acid deposits crystals in joints which cause pain. You should review these findings with the doctor that ordered the lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 60. E-gfr 28. Is alkaline water good for kidney? How much is healthy for me to drink with no swelling? Will egfr improve w/ good veg.diet.Help pl
Please repost: Please repost and include the cause of your kidney disease. Also what your doctor's answers to your questions were; or if you have not asked your doctor these questions, why not. ...Read more
Why would you do it: I would not do this as we do not know what you put in the water. PLease use plain water and not something that is abnormal. it will mess your electrolyte balance and upset the acid base balance in your system. May actually make the kidney problem worse and cause liver damage. ...Read more
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